New Delhi: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa authorised ambush on the Line of Control (LoC) leading to beheading of two Indian soldiers on Monday (May 1), a report said.
Sources in the Indian intelligence agencies told Indian Express that General Bajwa visited Pakistani military positions in Haji Pir on April 30 and it was during this visit he backed his forces to hit back at the Indian posts to revenge the killing of 7-10 soldiers in Indian artillery firing on April 17.
Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza, who commands the Pakistan X Corps, responsible for Kashmir, had even raised concerns of severe retaliation by Indian forces against any such move, the report added .
India has warned Pakistan of an ‘unequivocal response’ to the beheading of its two soldiers on the Line of Control.
India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt spoke to his Pakistani counterpart to express his ‘grave concern’ over the killing and beheading of the two soldiers in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army said the DGMO also conveyed India’s concern about the presence of Border Action Team (BAT) training camps in close vicinity of the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan- Occupied Kashmir.